Who's ready for a road trip? If you have a weekend off or a few days to drive around a bit, it's always fun to check out places that you have never been to before or to see a really cool place again.

Amazed couple of tourists finding destination

What do you think would be the best, the coolest hidden wonder in Arkansas? What about in Texas? Well, thanks to our friends at Stacker we now know. They used information from Atlas Obscura and came up with these hidden wonders. They looked at the number of people that want to see a particular site and then they looked at the number of people that said they had actually been to the place. The sites that had the least 'been there's' made them more obscure and hidden so they made the list.

What is Texas's Coolest Hidden Wonder?

Newman's Castle

This beauty is located in Bellville, Texas. It was built by a man named Mike Newman, he also has a bakery in Bellville too. Have you been here before? This castle is open for tours and you can find out more information about it at  newmanscastle.com. I must admit this is now on my bucket list.  

Charles Lyons, YouTube
Charles Lyons, YouTube


What is Arkansas' Coolest Hidden Wonder?

The Gurdon Light

Photo by Joshua Bartell on Unsplash
Photo by Joshua Bartell on Unsplash

We've all heard the creepy stories but have you been here to see the Gurdon Light? There are a few stories of this mystery light but the most famous is the story of a railroad foreman named William McClain who was murdered on the tracks by one of his employees. The light that has been seen hovering over the tracks at night is thought to be McClain's lantern as he searches the area for his severed head.

Have you ever seen the Gurdon Light? Check out the video below for more on the story...

Keep scrolling and you can see what the Coolest Hidden Wonders are in all the rest of the States.

Offbeat adventures: Travel to the coolest hidden wonders in every U.S. state

Fuel your offbeat travel dreams. Stacker found the coolest hidden wonders in all 50 U.S. states (plus D.C.) using data from Atlas Obscura.

[WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter private or abandoned property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing.]

LOOK: Stunning, historic hotels from every state and the stories behind them

Stacker curated this list of stunning, historic hotels from every state. To be considered for inclusion, the structure must be more than 50 years old. Many of the selected hotels are listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and several are purported to be haunted.

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